Considering Permaculture &/or Transition


Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.

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Latest Activity: Mar 14


David Holmgren:  "People, their buildings and the ways they organize themselves are central to permaculture."

The phenomenon called Transition was hatched in the UK and for several years has been spreading around the world.  Transition is possible, transition is probable and nearly inevitable.

  • Transition Network (UK) site, on which appear Rob Hopkins' new blogs
  • Transition Culture (Rob Hopkins') original (archival) site
  • Transition US site (official)
  • Transition in Action site (Global & unofficial, but sometimes lively.  Here you can find links to similar sites dedicated to particular states, territories....)


Discussion Forum

Description of Session for Permaculture Voices Conference

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Mar 30, 2014. 1 Reply

"Self-directed lifelong learning is a vision and a possibility with much promise for the shift to a culture of life, by life and for life.  Such learning involves steady investments of attention, time and energy that almost any person can make.In…Continue

Energy Is a Foundation. Safety & Reliability Are Key.

Started by David Eggleton Dec 9, 2011. 0 Replies

[this is copied & pasted from Occupy Cafe]Assumptions about energy availability and affordability lurk in every discussion here, but very few of us bring them into view as a practice.  My…Continue

Extending My 8/17 Comment

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Aug 19, 2011. 6 Replies

To elaborate on what I posted as a comment yesterday, acknowledged feelings for and deepening relationships with anything/everything living outside the walls of house, workplace and shops (and the vehicles used between them) will probably power and…Continue

Status Reports

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Apr 25, 2013. 3 Replies

To assist one another and to increase chances of drawing more site members to this group, let's build a thread of personal statements regarding consideration of permaculture.  Members of this group may be giving permaculture a quiet look from a…Continue

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Comment by David Eggleton on January 18, 2013 at 10:09am

Hi George.  I'm happy for your participation.  You asked "Can you elaborate on your inclusion of the word "Considering" in the name for this group?"  I can.

I used it for three reasons:

  • to be welcoming (no one must commit to anything first)
  • to play on All Things Considered (particulars of permaculture; particulars as they pertain to home energy performance; and sustainability)
  • to suggest activity (we're doing something here).

Did you imagine anything other than these?  Do we have a problem?  There certainly isn't a lot of doing.  (In the past 10 months I've been on Facebook more than on Home Energy Pros.)

Comment by George Chura on January 17, 2013 at 3:19pm

Thanks for the welcome message David.

I think this group is very important for this site, despite a small following at the moment. Bill Mollison -- perhaps the father of permaculture -- advocates working by a definition of "sustainable" that gets to the heart of our collective work as home energy professionals. To paraphrase, he says that to be "sustainable," a system must produce energy, sufficient to completely replace itself at least once within its lifecycle. While this may present a challenge too tough for many systems to actually achieve, I believe it greatly clarifies the edges of an important concept, frequently subjected to sloppy use and implementation.

Can you elaborate on your inclusion of the word "Considering" in the name for this group?

Comment by David Eggleton on October 19, 2012 at 2:00pm

The permaculture enthusiasts on Facebook are happy to be connected, at least in my experience.  If you want more peeks into the culture, send some friend requests.

Comment by David Eggleton on October 1, 2012 at 8:06am

Andrew Faust, lead teacher of my permaculture design certificate course, spoke recently in Brooklyn, NY. Here's a recording.

Comment by David Eggleton on June 6, 2012 at 7:26am

I added this video featuring David Holmgren to the Resources section, 3rd bullet.

Comment by David Eggleton on September 22, 2011 at 5:24am
South Mountain Company report concerning performance range of eight identical buildings housing eight different families.
Comment by David Eggleton on September 13, 2011 at 9:05am
permaculturehub is a site like Home Energy Pros, with a different main idea.
Comment by David Eggleton on August 17, 2011 at 1:35pm

A current discussion at the Transition Vermont site pushed me to post:

When folks regard the living life support system, as it manifests where they are, with passion and discover or develop visions of life in harmony with it, their consciences will alter their missions and support/reinforce the various disciplines of harmonious coexistence.

Comment by David Eggleton on August 2, 2011 at 8:55am

Stephen R. Covey's organization has announced a 175 city tour with a complimentary 2-hour exploration of 5 choices to extraordinary productivity.  Learn more and register at

Remember, Covey is dedicated to a production/production capability balance; the near term and depletion are neither foremost nor commended.

I'll attend the one in Boston in September.

Comment by David Eggleton on May 5, 2011 at 9:07pm
Is there a Transition initiative in/near your area?  Those folks want your help!

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